My name is Cassidy and I am a senior EEOB major. I am currently working in the Aquatic Ecology Lab on zooplankton biomass regressions and writing a paper on elasmobranch (sharks and rays) species richness and diversity. I plan to earn my MS in Marine Biology and continue my shark research. I hope to gain more knowledge of plant ecology and identification to be able to apply this to my research.

*** Did you know that this past year Yannis et al. discovered that the Bonnethead shark is the first omnivorous shark?? The shark does not seek out seagrasses as an optimal food source, but when munching on his crabs he may munch on some seagrass as a byproduct, and has the ability to digest these plant proteins!

My favorite plant is a String of Dolphins (Senecio Peregrinus) which is a succulent!